New Mercure wines

(by Peter Richards MW & Susie Barrie MW)

We’ve just launched our new autumn/winter collection wines with Mercure Hotels.

These are the three wines that sit at the heart of all the Mercure wine lists across the UK (some 70+, soon to be 80+ hotels we understand).


The brief was to choose three affordable but eclectic, surprising and delicious wines that suited the wintery season and its food.

The wines are as follows:

  • The Cool Customer – Valençay 2014, Sébastien Vaillant, Loire (France), 13% (£6.75 per glass, £27.50 per bottle)
  • Winter Warmer – U…Passimiento 2013, Baglio Gibellina, Sicily (Italy), 13% (£6.50 per glass, £26 per bottle)
  • The Smoky Seducer – Mr P Knows Pinot Noir 2014, Iona Wines, Elgin (South Africa), 13% (£7.50 per glass, £29.50 per bottle)

We filmed some short videos to explain a bit more about the wines:

Peter on Mr P Knows for Mercure Flavours from the Cellar from peter richards on Vimeo.

The Cool Customer from peter richards on Vimeo.

Winter Warmer from peter richards on Vimeo.

Finally, Mercure are running a competition via their Facebook page to win a bottle of all three wines. See this link. Competition closes 1st December.